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Research on the impact of ASAP’s Comedy Bootcamp™ has been published in a peer-reviewed academic journal.
To get a better understanding of how our Comedy Bootcamp class impacts our veteran participants, we conducted an 18-month, mixed-methods research study.
The study determined that Comedy Bootcamp develops a healthy sense of humor — called “self-enhancing humor style” — and in turn, that improves veterans’ well-being in a variety of ways.
When using self-enhancing humor, a person regulates their emotions and copes with adversity by reframing difficult events in humorous ways.
Ultimately, veterans who take Comedy Bootcamp improve their self-esteem, resilience, depression, and stress. Better yet — these benefits last over time.
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Michael CarrasquilloArmy Veteran, Comedy Bootcamp Alum
If you’re a veteran or military family member, you can join us in an upcoming session of Comedy Bootcamp — the first-ever stand-up class designed for the military community.